World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Science, Industry & Technology Minister Nihat Ergun left for Ethiopia on Saturday.
Ergun will attend the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.
Zenawi's funeral is set to begin in Meskel Square and will proceed to Holy Trinity Cathedral, where he will be buried.
Zenawi, born in 1955, had been the Prime Minister of Ethiopia from 1995 until his death in 2012.
He was President of Ethiopia from 1991 to 1995 and became the Prime Minister of Ethiopia in 1995 following the general elections that year.
Zenawi died in a Brussels hospital on August 20 after an extended illness.
Turkish minister Ergun is also the co-chair of Turkey-Ethiopia Joint Economic Committee.
"We are taking steps towards trading with Russia, China and Iran with local currencies," he said, ahead of a trip by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim to Russia for meetings on Tuesday.
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